Online First Aid Course
Our CPR/AED courses include Adult, Child and Infant techniques. Additionally, our CPR certification course includes training on the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The CPR/AED certification is valid for 2 years.
Chapter 13: First Aid Basics
There are basic guiding principles that need to be followed in all First Aid emergency situations:
|1.||First, assess the scene to ensure that it is safe for you and the victim.|
|2.||It is essential to call for professional help promptly – dial 9-1-1 immediately!|
|3.||Calmly and swiftly assess the emergency, and recognize the problem.|
|4.||Give care based on your skills and knowledge.|
|5.||Stay at the scene to comfort and calm the ill or injured person until help arrives.|
|6.||Do not immediately move the ill or injured person. If you act inappropriately, the injury may worsen.|
It is vital that you do not provide First Aid to a person that refuses to give you permission. Follow these steps:
- 1. If the person is responsive, tell them that you are trained in First Aid and ask if you can help. Permission is implied if you come upon a person who is unconscious or unable to respond.
- 2. If the person agrees, give First Aid.
- 3. If the person refuses help, activate EMS (call 9-1-1).
- Always check for medical tags on the ill or injured, especially on the neck, wrist, and ankle; pass the information on to the EMS.
- 4. If the person is confused, assume that they want your help.
First Aid Kit:
Your company may have a specific First Aid Kit. It is important to know where this kit is located. If you have your own First Aid kit – know where it is, keep it in a watertight container, and be sure to always check that no products have expired.